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1,648 Slaves in the Estate of Nathaniel Heyward, Charleston, SC, 1851

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1,648 Slaves in the Estate of Nathaniel Heyward, Charleston, SC, 1851

  • Charleston, South Carolina

The estate inventory of Nathaniel Heyward, filed in June of 1851, lists the names of 1,648 enslaved ancestors on 15 plantations in Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort and Berkeley counties in South Carolina.

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This record was indexed and made searchable by Aaron Dorsey and by Toni.

Enslaved Community at Ashley Farm Plantation, SC, 1851

    To view the names of African Americans at Ashley Farm Plantation in 1851, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Ashley Farm Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Blanford Plantation Beaufort County, SC, 1851

    • Blanford Plantation, Beaufort County, SC

    To view the names of the enslaved community at Blanford Plantation in Beaufort County, SC, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Blanford Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, Beaufort, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Clay Hall Plantation, Beaufort,SC, 1851

    • Clay Hall Plantation, Beaufort County, SC

    To view the names of enslaved families at Clay Hall Plantation, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Clay Hall Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Island Plantation, SC

    • Island Plantation, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Island Plantation, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Island Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Savannah Plantation, Colleton County, SC, 1851

    • Savannah Plantation, Colleton County, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Savannah Plantation in Colleton County, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Savannah Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, Colleton, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Amsterdam Plantation, Colleton, SC, 1851

    • Amsterdam Plantation, Colleton County, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Amsterdam Plantation on the Combahee River in Colleton County, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Amsterdam Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Rotterdam Plantation, SC, 1851

    • Rotterdam Plantation, Colleton, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Rotterdam Plantation on the Combahee River in Colleton County, SC, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Rotterdam Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Lewisburg Plantation, Colleton, SC, 1851

    • Lewisburg Plantation, Colleton, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Lewisburg Plantation on Cuckolds Creek, a branch of the Combahee River, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Lewisburg Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Middle House Plantation, SC, 1851

    • Middle House Plantation, SC

    To view the names of the enslaved community at Middle House Plantation, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Middle House Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Rose Hill Plantation, White Hall, Colleton, SC, 1851

    • Rose Hill Plantation, White Hall, Colleton, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Rose Hill Plantation at White Hall in Colleton County, SC in 1851, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Rose Hill Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Pleasant Hill Plantation, Colleton, SC, 1851

    • Pleasant Hill Plantation, Colleton, SC

    To view the names of ancestors listed at Pleasant Hill Plantation, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Pleasant Hill Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Pines Plantation, SC, 1851

    • Pines Plantation, SC

    To view the names of African Americans listed at the Pines Plantation in 1851, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Pines Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Hamburg Plantation, Colleton, SC, 1851

    • Hamburg Plantation, Cuckolds Creek, Colleton, SC

    To view the names of those listed at Hamburg Plantation on Cuckolds Creek, a branch of the Combahee River in Colleton County, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Hamburg Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Copenhagen Plantation, SC, 1851

    • Copenhagen Plantation, SC

    To view the names of African Americans listed at Copenhagen Plantation on the Combahee River in Colleton County, SC, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Copenhagen Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, Colleton, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Bluff Plantation, SC, 1851

    • Bluff Plantation, SC

    To view the names of the enslaved community at Bluff Plantation in 1851, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at the Bluff Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, Colleton, SC, 1851

    Enslaved Community at Silk Hope Plantation, Berkeley, SC, 1851

    • Silk Hope Plantation, Berkeley, SC

    To view the names of African Americans listed at Silk Hope Plantation in 1851, please follow the link below.

    Slaves at Silk Hope Plantation of Nathaniel Heyward, Berkeley, SC, 1851

    Further Reading: The Heyward Family of South Carolina

      Resources for Further Research:

      1. The [Heyward and Ferguson Family Papers, 1806-1923](Heyward and Ferguson family papers, 1806-1923) are available online from the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston. Here you will find, among 389 pages of document images of Heyward family papers:

      2. Resources available on the Lowcountry Africana website:

      3. Lineages of the Heyward family are outlined in the following full-text book, available online from Internet Archive: The Colonial History of the Heyward Family of South Carolina, 1670-1770

      4. Heyward Family Papers, 1703-1975 are available in the Manuscripts Department of the South Caroliniana Library at USC, and also on microfilm as part of the collection Records of Antebellum Southern Plantations published by University Publications of America

      5. If your family has roots on Heyward family plantations in SC, you may be interested in the book _Twilight on the South Carolina Rice Fields: Letters of the Heyward Family, 1862-1871,_available from Amazon.com.

      About This Document: Thanks to the Volunteers Who Indexed This Free Collection!

        These documents were digitized as part of a collaborative effort between Footnote, Lowcountry Africana, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and FamilySearch, to digitize all surviving Charleston, SC Estate Inventories, 1732-1872 and Bills of Sale, 1773-1872, for a FREE Footnote collection.

        The collection was indexed entirely by volunteers of the Restore the Ancestors Project, whose efforts have brought the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors into the historical light in this FREE collection, for generations to come.

        This remarkable collection contains the name of every slave ever listed in a surviving estate inventory for Charleston, SC from colonial times to Emancipation. Many of the post-Civil War inventories list the names of former slaves as well.

        This document was indexed and made searchable by Aaron Dorsey and Toni.